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New Game: Candlelight is 2.5D Side Scrolling Action Platform Awesomeness

Anyone that knows me knows I am into 2.5D side scrolling games from the likes of Astal and Clockwork Knight on the Sega Saturn to the reboot of Castle of Illusion or Swordigo.  If it is 2.5D side scrolling action, role playing, adventuring, I will at least give it a chance.  This is the reason I am covering Candlelight, it is a 2.5D side scrolling action platform title in the style of the Super Mario series but you are in control of a candle of all things.  Yeah, a candle, made of wax with a burning top.  Now read on and find out why you should care.

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Kickstarter: Air Brawl Looks to Update Wing War Style Battles with Even More Crazy Weapons

Who, reading this, remembers Wing War by Sega?  Wing War was an arcade title that featured airplane battles in a 3D world of flat shaded polygons.  Sega’s game was able to transcend the limitations of the hardware/time period and become more than the sum of its parts for those that gave Wing War a chance (many passed due to the graphics which were eerily similar to that of Virtua Fighter).  Air Brawl, by Wilhelm Nylund, is a spiritual successor of sorts to Sega’s classic Wing War arcade game.  Air Brawl improves on everything, most noticeably the graphics.  Currently Air Brawl is sitting on Kickstarter looking for assistance in getting finished, the question is, how many gamers are willing to pick up the challenge?

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Hardware Hack: Playstation to Receive SD Card Adapter, Possibly by Year’s End

We have recently covered similar SD card adapters for other platforms so it is only fitting to cover the Playstation version that is currently in the works by the talented team behind the “PSIO”.  PSIO stands for Playstation Input/Output for those that don’t know and it could be out by the end of the year.

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Revenge of the License: Todd McFarlane’s Spawn: The Video Game

OK, so it’s not exactly designed to scare the sap who picks up the control pad, but I think we can agree: a game about an undead justicar who roams trash-strewn alleys and frequently mixes it up with an immortal demon clown calling itself “The Violator” is not chasing the same crowd as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Magical Mystery Mall. For those of you who missed out on the mid-90s sexplosive sensation that was Image Comics, all I can say is, “Go read that first sentence again.” Image was everything wrong and everything right in comics stuffed into the same blender, and the man most directly responsible for hitting ‘Liquify’ is none other than Todd McFarlane. This is Todd McFarlane’s Spawn: The Video Game for your Super Nintendo. And this is the second-to-last time I will refer to it via its full title, because I do not get paid by the word around here.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Six: Hellnight

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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Mod- Legend of Grimrock Receives Fan Remake of Dungeon Master

Legend of Grimrock recently received a sequel (Indie Retro News has covered it extensively) but that has not stopped fans from continuing to support the original title.  Fans have taken it upon themselves to create a mod for Legend of Grimrock featuring a faithful recreation of the classic Dungeon Master.  For those that do not know, Dungeon Master is a grid based, first person, role playing game that gives you a party of four adventurers and pits you against a dangerous dungeon.  For me, Dungeon Master was not my first exposure to this type of RPG, Alternate Reality: The Dungeon was.  Alternate Reality and Dungeon Master share a lot of attributes, mainly differing in number of controllable characters- AR only gave you one.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Five: Disaster Report

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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New Game: Gekido the Playstation Classic Coming to Modern Touch Devices

Gekido: Urban Fighters was a brawler from way back in the 32-Bit era (it hit the Playstation in 2000).  Due to when it was released, Gekido didn’t exactly enjoy stellar sales.  The original Gekido was a Streets of Rage style brawler where you took on multiple enemies in a 3D environment (think Fighting Force but actually good).  Now, NAPS, the developer behind Gekido, are planning on releasing a new version on “modern touch devices” sometime in 2015.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Four: Obscure

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Three: White Day

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the last fifteen years, you know about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dino Crisis. You’ve played Sweet Home‘s NES translation, you’ve watched an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem long play on YouTube, and if some scarf-wearing hipster starts harping on Fatal Frame again, you will stuff his camera where the flash won’t illuminate. Where does one go from there? Well, we’ve got some ideas with which to season your braincase if you care to join us.


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